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  • Outlook For Defense Stocks  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a close look at how defense stocks are reacting to the 30 percent cut in defense spending by the government in the 4th quarter. Northrop CEO Bush said he "cannot recall a time of greater uncertainty."

  • US Economy Contracts In Q4  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    Fourth quarter GDP numbers are out and are shocking almost everyone. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports there may be a silver lining after negative growth.

  • Egypt Army Chief Warns of ‘State Collapse’ Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    An Egyptian protester next to a fire, throws stones towards riot police during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 26, 2013.

    Egypt's army chief said political strife was pushing the state to the brink of collapse - a stark warning from the institution that ran the country until last year, as Cairo's first elected leader struggles to contain bloody street violence.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Defense shares have continued to be positive going into earnings season (Boeing aside due to 787 problems), even though most analysts believe earnings will be lower than a year ago.

  • Dreamliner Grounded: What's Next?  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Boeing is not planning to change its 787 production schedule despite recent problems, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Ken Herbert, aerospace analyst at Imperial Capital, weighs in.

  • Boeing Dreamliners Grounded for Battery Checks Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related problems are investigated.

  • Defense Cuts on the Table  Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:29 PM ET

    The spending cut sequester is coming to the Defense Department, with Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army Retiree; Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and CNBC Contributors James Pethokoukis and Keith Boykin

  • President Obama Nominates Sen. Hagel  Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel's possible nomination for the nation's next Defense Secretary had been rumored for weeks. Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations; Gen. Wesley Clark, U.S. Army Retiree; and Tony Fratto, Former White House Deputy Press Secretary, discuss whether Hagel's nomination is controversial.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination  Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.

  • Pres. Obama to Nominate Hagel  Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:10 PM ET

    President Obama is unveiling two choices to head his security team and they are sure to be controversial, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific 'Pivot' Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense  Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports Defense cutbacks loom as the Pentagon plans to notify 800 thousand employees of potential furloughs if no deal is reached in a debt deal.

  • Defense in the New Year  Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Defense Stock Plays For the New Year  Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight on how to play the defense sector.

  • India, Russia Seal Defense Deals; Hail Partnership Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 6:51 PM ET

    India agreed to buy dozens of Russian military helicopters and fighter jet assembly kits at a summit on Monday, underlining the resilience of ties between the long-time allies despite New Delhi's recent moves to diversify its arms suppliers.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    With so much government money going to defense companies like Lockheed Martin, it is difficult to imagine a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not cut at least some of the Pentagon's defense budget.

  • The Good & Bad of 'Cliff' Diving  Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    Dawne Hickton, RTI International Metals, and Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, debate the pros and cons of going over the "fiscal cliffs."

  • Swiss Spy Agency Warns US, Britain About Huge Data Leak Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft.

  • Iran Claims It Captured US Drone  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports on the developing story of Iran claiming it captured a U.S. drone.

  • Small Drone, Big Problem?  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how the ScanEagle drone made by Boeing works and what it is used for.

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